B-Movie Buffet: Southern Comfort

Prologue:
  Spawned from an earlier outing to see “Hobo With a Shotgun” and enlivened by an intense bowl of noodles, I thought it was time to create my own dishes to go with a few hit flicks that stoked the bubbling cauldron of movies condemned to the mainstream masses shit-list. Dishes paired with the energy of the film- a taste of the action, a slurp of the sensational and a bite of the best B movies out there(or at least in my archive). Now there is great debate as to what makes a film a B movie. In my eyes it has to be a cult classic, something that was never a huge cinema hit, or in general was not highly regarded by the contemporary cinema going audience. Mainly a mixed bag of thrillers, sci-fi and horror, they are prized by a select awesome few. As the articles roll out you’ll get the idea.

The Movie: Southern Comfort

You’re in the National Guard and lost in the swamps of Louisiana. Due to the general buck-ass craziness of someone in your platoon, your squad leader is dead. Now you have some Cajuns on your trail. The Corporal in charge is going to run you in circles.  The swamp dwellers are natural trappers and you my friend, are well on the way to being there next kill. It will be a struggle– against nature, your other troopers and those that shadow you in the trees. Ammo is low and food is scarce. At this point, a city dweller like you, who just signed up for the guard to do something on the weekend, have a laugh or even feel to feel a bit manly, might need a pick me up.

I call this sandwich ‘The Survivalist’ and it might just save your life: Double cooked squirrel: fried, then finished on the BBQ; crisped lardons, spring greens, mushrooms, chestnuts and a harvest chutney(store bought). All this, somehow fit into a toasted piece of ciabatta.

The squirrel was sweet  and slightly pork like, with a hint of game. The lardons helped to build a base for the rest of the ingredients; its juices were de-glazed with white wine. The mushrooms were sauteed in the reduction, then the greens were sliced and added into the mix. Meanwhile chestnuts were roasted on the BBQ and thrown in at the last minute. Feeling the general earthy vibe, I bought a harvest chutney, which added spice and tang to the forest elements in this dish.

Get stuck in a swamp then this sandwich will do you right.  If your interested in trying squirrel sometime then head over to The Wild Meat Company where you can pick up squirrel and plenty of other game.

“G.N”-over and out-

read more bmovie adventures: Red Dawn, The Last Starfighter, The Incredible Melting ManShogun Assassin

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4 Comments on “B-Movie Buffet: Southern Comfort”

  1. May 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    one word:
    AWESOME

  2. Nick
    May 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Well that sounds delectable. Sign me up!

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